From Hopeless to Happy: Krissy’s Story
March 1, 2013
Krissy did not enjoy school. It was obvious that school made Krissy feel frightened and unsafe. She refused to eat. Each day, she would throw tantrums.
Krissy’s mom, Sandra, felt hopeless about how to help her daughter. But when a school administrator advised her to try Elim, Sandra saw a glimmer of hope. At Elim, Krissy began making friends, singing in the choir, and using technology to learn and grow. Krissy began to love school and looked forward to seeing her friends at Elim each day. Elim’s staff even walked alongside Sandra, encouraging her and teaching her important strategies to keep her daughter safe at home.
Elim has now been walking alongside Krissy for 13 years, equipping her with the skills she needs to flourish and thrive. She is an active member of Elim’s vocational program and has a tremendous gift for art. She loves to sketch people, learn about different cultures, and listen to music. She enjoys singing and playing the keyboard. She is even able to echo back rhythms and tunes that she hears, amazing those around her. Sandra is so thankful for Krissy’s happiness at Elim that she plans for her to continue in Elim’s Adult Services program after her graduation from Elim Christian School.
Krissy’s mom is so thankful for Elim. “In the beginning, we were so overwhelmed, but Elim helped us through the tough times. Krissy’s story is miraculous! She is such a gift to our family. Elim provided our family with the guidance and the support that we needed when I was scared about the future. Elim has been a huge blessing!”